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Controversy lingers over Moose Mamas' mission to raise orphaned calves

...That's a huge deal if a vet isn't checking the calves on a regular basis," she said.Former Anchorage-area wildlife biologist and Alaska Dispatch News columnist Rick Sinnott isn't opposed to the idea of wildlife reintroduction. He pointed...
Mild temps mean bears still hanging around

...of trash.Mild temperatures and little snow have led to bears hanging around, said Dave Battle, an assistant area wildlife biologist with the Department of Fish and Game.Bears want to load up on calories before denning, and bird seed and trash...
Kuskokwim moose census scheduled this winter

...quota of 100 moose allowed per year has remained the same the last four years. However, Phillip Perry, the area wildlife biologist for the state Department of Fish and Game, says state and federal fish and wildlife officials plan on flying...
Wolf eats dog in daylight attack

...with the wolf getting shot. I'd rather she just leave and live a full life somewhere else," Bochart said.Area wildlife biologist Ryan Scott described the incident as odd. "The fact that it was so brazen it would go up to people like that...
Biologists: Baby moose are not pets

...Evidently, some man took it upon himself to tackle it and tie it up with an electrical cord," Anchorage area wildlife biologist Jessy Coltrane said.The calf ran off with the cord hanging from its neck, Coltrane said.That night, police...
Changes in bears tied to less accessible garbage

The Sitka area wildlife biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said he doesn't doubt a Tenakee Springs man was legally justified in shooting two...
Relocated bears may be equipped with tracking collars

Some problem bears in the Juneau area could provide an education for wildlife officials. Neil Barten, area wildlife biologist for the state Department of Fish and Game, said his agency plans to put collars on a couple of local bears to...
GPS collar lays bare the life of a relocated garbage bear

A bear lurking in the Mendenhall Valley woods holds secrets that Neil Barten is anxious to unlock. The area wildlife biologist for the Alaska Fish and Game Department moved the female black bear at the end of July to the "end of the road...
'Troublesome' bear killed in Switzer Creek

...trapped and killed a black bear that had been breaking into freezers in the Switzer Creek area. Neil Barten, area wildlife biologist with Fish and Game, said the 250-pound male bear was between 12 and 15 years old. The animal wasn't a good...
Black bear mutilated after dying in Loop Road accident

...on Mendenhall Loop Road was unfortunate. But what happened to the animal next was criminal, according to the area wildlife biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Biologist Neil Barten said someone mutilated the bear before he got...


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